copyright the Chronicle August 17, 2016
NEWPORT — Charges are still pending against the two inmates who are accused of seizing a guard and holding him hostage for roughly two hours last Thursday at Northern State Correctional Facility.
Inmates Mehmed Devac, 22, and Leroy Hughes, 32, were transferred to a facility elsewhere in the state after a prison negotiator succeeded in bringing the crisis to an end.
The prison guard, Malcolm Brown of Morgan, returned to work Friday, a decision that earned high praise from Mike Touchette of the Department of Corrections.
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